Thanks for your interest in the p.ublished 'open source news service'.
P.ublished.com is the coordinating body for a number of online publications: the newspapers - Yorkshire Times, Lancashire Times - and the music magazines - Chimeo and Rock Is A Hard Place.
These publications are all tied together by a shared set of principles; they are community based, non commercial, don't carry advertising, don't drop cookies and don't track their readers.
From an editorial standpoint, we try as hard as possible to be fair, honest and decent. Tricky aspirations - but we do our best!
We are delighted that our first newspaper - The Yorkshire Times - has been so successful. We have over 50,000 regular readers, tens of thousands of Twitter followers, over 300 writers and 6 editors.
Now we want to climb on the back of that success and peer even further into the murky world of online 'truths' and do our best to shine some light where we can.
Just a few months ago we launched our second newspaper - The Lancashire Times - already with over 100,000 articles read per month - and that success has lead to our need for more volunteers.
We have a number of vacancies and would appreciate hearing from you if you feel you have something to offer in any of these areas:
* Social Media Manager
* Sports Page Correspondent
* Nature Page Editor
* Political Correspondent
* Arts Correspondent
Feel free to email at any time: firstname.lastname@example.org is by far the best address to use. It is constantly monitored and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Our opportunities to make money from our titles are therefore limited. But, that's not our objective. That's not why we all work hard to provide a few high quality, honest, decent newspapers and magazines.
Just take a look through the various pages of our titles and you'll see how we acknowledge our sponsors. Their funding helps us to keep training people, adding writers, paying for running servers and the usual day to day costs of a successful website.
Sponsorship is our preferred way to cover our costs as it allows businesses to show their commitment to the community without constantly forcing themselves in front of readers. We believe this is perceived as a more genuine and therefore more effective form of promotion.